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Are metal detectors pointless in malls?

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Raleigh County WV -

After a man with a shotgun killed two employees of a skateboard gear shop, safety is on the minds of many. The Zumiez store where the shooting took place is covered by white boards as if the shop was under construction and white flowers were scattered in a memorial fountain.

Raleigh County Sheriff, Tanner, thinks that someone with intent of doing evil wont slow down for anything and metal detectors may help in some cases but not all.

"Sometimes we find that when people decide to do evil things it's not preventable.If somebody decides to take advantage of our liberties there's little we can do for every circumstance."

Sheriff Tanner advised that people always be aware of their surroundings when out shopping or eating just incase something like this were to happen.